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Magazine cover for Leslie‘s Weekly with the headline "The War Spirit Stirs Japan"
1904, 12 May
Magazine cover, half-tone enlargement of a full half-stereoview image.
Private collection of Rob Oechsle
Enami gets a full-page cover photo on this issue of Leslie's Weekly published in New York. Taken less than three months earlier by Enami at the start the start of the Russo-Japan War, it shows a crowd in front of the Central Newspaper office that is advertising the latest "Extras". Enami had no qualms about jumping between quaint shots of Geisha, Flowers, and Cherry Blossoms into the bustle of news, journal and War photography. After grabbing many "Home Front" images like the above, he joined the Imperial Army as a military photographer and served his country with film and chemicals. The above photo is a half-stereoview from a batch of 3-D negatives (or reproduction proofs) sent off to Philadelphia stereoview publisher Griffith & Griffith.
(Source: www.t-enami.org - Date accessed: Jan 2, 2008)